May
1
2015

Aioi Peron Matsuri – Dragon Boat Racing Festival near Himeji

If you happen to visit the beautiful Himeji Castle towards the end of May, you might want to consider dropping by the Aioi Peron Matsuri as it’s just a few minutes away by train. Visited: May 27th 2012 Access to the Aioi Peron Matsuri The festival takes place at Aioi Bay of Aioi City in […]

Apr
28
2015

Golden Week in Japan And Why You Should Avoid It

I’m sure you’ve heard of the Golden Week in Japan before. Today I want to explain what exactly it means and why you should avoid it – if you can.   What exactly is Golden Week? Golden Week (ゴールデンウィーク) refers to a rare accumulation of Japanese national holidays. While students get a lot of school […]

Apr
25
2015

How To Do a Maiko Dress-Up in Kyoto

Kyoto has so many beautiful sights to offer, but there’s something you definitely should try when in Kyoto. It might be expensive, but trust me it’s totally worth it. I’m talking about doing a Maiko dress-up in Kyoto. Maiko dress-up in Kyoto. That’s me in a light blue kimono. (Studio Shiki) What is a Maiko? […]

Apr
22
2015

Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu

Besides cherry blossoms and shibazakura, Japan has some beautiful wisteria in spring. But you need to know where to find the best spots to enjoy them to the fullest. One of the most beautiful wisteria viewing spots is without a doubt the Kawachi Fuji Garden in Kitakyushu. Visited: May 4th 2014 Kawachi Fuji Garden’s colorful […]

Apr
17
2015

Fuji Shibazakura Festival Lets You Enter A Pink Dream World

Are you ready to enter paradise? Don’t worry, it’s easier than you probably think. Paradise is located in Yamanashi Prefecture, Japan. I’m talking about the yearly Fuji Shibazakura Festival! Trust me, once you’ve seen some photos, you definitely don’t want to miss this!   What exactly is the Fuji Shibazakura Festival? The Fuji Shibazakura Festival […]

Apr
14
2015

Harajuku Fashion and Overseas Parcel Service

Are you interested in Japanese fashion, especially Harajuku fashion? Do you love Japanese items, but have a hard time getting your hands on them? Then you should better read on! Today I want to introduce a friend of mine. Anji is an adorable fellow German who lives in Tokyo with her Japanese hubby. So, without […]

Apr
11
2015

Cherry Blossom Season Vocabulary

It’s cherry blossom season in Japan right now, so I thought it might be a good idea to introduce some Japanese words that you might come across in spring. Don’t worry, those words are rather easy to remember and maybe you already know a few of them. Sakura Well, the most obvious vocabulary that you […]

Apr
9
2015

Teaching German in Japan – The Truth About Job Opportunities

As most of you might know by now I’m a “German Alien in Japan“. A lot of you might think that I’m working as a German teacher, but I’m actually working as an English teacher here in Japan. Why, you ask? Well, that’s because it’s extremely difficult to find a job as a German teacher […]

Apr
6
2015

Top 9 Cherry Blossom Spots in Tohoku and Hokkaido

It’s cherry blossom season in Japan right now. But don’t panic if you missed it. You’ve still got a chance to catch the cherry blossoms in the colder regions of Japan where they naturally bloom later (= late April / early May). I’ve spent my Golden Week vacation in Tohoku and Hokkaido in 2012 and […]

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